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Kent comes first for Sam Northeast

Aug 17, 2016: Selection meetings, scouting, sorting contracts - there's a lot on the plate of Kent's captain but he has taken it all in his stride

Will Macpherson

Kent v Sussex, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Tunbridge Wells, 2nd day

Northeast sticks by superstition despite the heat

Jul 18, 2016: Kent skipper Sam Northeast crossed 1000 first-class runs for the summer as Kent continued to dominate neighbours Sussex in Tunbridge Wells

ECB Reporters Network

Essex v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Chelmsford, 4th day

Essex go top in spite of record resistance from Northeast and Tredwell

Jul 6, 2016: Matt Quinn finally broke a monumental record eighth-wicket stand of 222 between Sam Northeast and James Tredwell to set up Essex for their third Championship win of the season

ECB Reporters Network

Essex v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Northeast hundred holds up Essex victory surge

Jul 5, 2016: Kent captain Sam Northeast summoned a century to deny Essex a Specsavers County Championship win in three days but he is unlikely to prevent them from extending their lead at the top of the second division

ECB Reporters Network

Kent v Derbyshire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Canterbury, 1st day

Northeast hundred revives Kent

Jun 26, 2016: A record seventh-wicket stand between Kent's century-making captain Sam Northeast and all-rounder Adam Ball brought the hosts back into contention on the opening day

ECB Reporters Network

Kent v Somerset, Royal London Cup, South Group, Canterbury

Bell-Drummond shines again to set up Kent win

Jun 14, 2016: Kent secured their second Royal London Cup win of the South Group campaign after easing aside Somerset by 95 runs during a squally afternoon in Canterbury.

ECB Reporters Network

Kent v Gloucestershire, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Canterbury, 3rd day

Frustrated Kent miss out on fifth batting point

May 10, 2016: Kent's batsmen were left cursing the weather and missing out on a fifth batting bonus point as Gloucestershire rallied on a rain-protracted third day in Canterbury where the hosts closed on 478 for 8

ECB Reporters Network

Kent v Gloucestershire, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Canterbury, 2nd day

Northeast ton puts Kent in control

May 9, 2016: Kent captain Sam Northeast led from the front with an unbeaten 154 that moved his side into a commanding position

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Northeast named Kent captain

Sep 30, 2015: Sam Northeast has been named as Kent's captain for 2016, succeeding Rob Key in the role

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kent v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Canterbury, 2nd day

Northeast's landmark day as Kent pile up runs

Sep 2, 2015: Promotion chasing Lancashire will go into day three of their LV= County Championship clash with lowly Kent with survival and batting points uppermost in their minds after the hosts continued to dominate events in Canterbury


NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals

Kent's rowdy bunch find their stride in T20

Aug 14, 2015: One of the most traditional counties has been a revelation in this year's Blast. Sam Billings, recently minted as an England international, wants to join the party

David Hopps

Kent v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast South Group, Canterbury

Northeast sparkles as Kent get back on course

Jun 18, 2015: Sam Northeast's prolific season has failed to win recognition in England's Twenty20 squad for the one-off international against New Zealand but he found consolation when his 90 from 52 balls squeezed Kent to a six-wicket victory against Essex at Canterbur

David Hopps

Somerset v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Taunton

Gayle's six-laden 151* finishes in defeat

May 31, 2015: Chris Gayle's remarkable century on his home debut for Somerset was all in vain as Kent won by three runs in an extraordinary NatWest T20 Blast match at the County Ground.


Kent v Surrey, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Beckenham

Northeast outshines Henriques as Kent win

May 29, 2015: A brilliant 96 by Sam Northeast off 47 balls powered Kent to a 23-run win over Surrey in the NatWest T20 Blast South Group local derby at Beckenham


Hampshire v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Ageas Bowl

Blake blasts Kent to audacious win

May 22, 2015: Alex Blake and captain Sam Northeast combined to put on 108 runs for Kent's sixth wicket and pull off an outstanding heist

Freddie Wilde

Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Northeast knock leaves match in balance

Apr 20, 2015: Essex launched a fine recovery to leave themselves slight favourites to beat Kent in their County Championship Division Two duel at Chelmsford

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Kent v Gloucestershire, Canterbury, 4th day

Gloucestershire finish with a flourish

Sep 26, 2014: Gloucestershire finished their County Championship season on a high and denied Kent the chance of a potential fourth-placed Division Two

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Hampshire v Kent, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Bell-Drummond, Northeast tons defy Hampshire

Sep 15, 2014: Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast, with his third consecutive century, continued to repay Kent's faith by putting their side into a very strong position

Alex Winter at the Ageas Bowl

Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 3rd day

Northeast ton rebuffed by Rees

Sep 2, 2014: Sam Northeast and Gareth Rees starred for Kent and Glamorgan respectively with the bat as their clash appears set to end in a draw.

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Somerset v Kent, Royal London Cup, Taunton

Northeast, Billings blast Kent to win

Jul 31, 2014: An extraordinary 135 not out off just 58 balls from Sam Billings and a century from Sam Northeast led Kent to a nail-biting Royal London Cup win in a match featuring 754 runs

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